Review by Mazza

"A great Game!"

Roller Coaster Tycoon is a game where you can build theme parks, using all the latest rides, technology and techniques.

Graphics: 8/10
The graphics are fantastic!
You can see each individual person getting on and off the ride, checking his or her map and even throwing up after going on a roller coaster!
Each ride operates just like the real thing, with all the right animations.

Sound: 8/10
From the merry-go-round music to the voices of little children with British accents (well, it is a British game!), the sound in this game is top notch, until you get sick of everyone yelling in your ear and that dingy merry-go-round music that everyone who has been to a theme park hates. However, there is a sound off button, which sometimes can save your sanity!

Originality: 8/10
You can design your own roller coasters!!!!!
I can't name any other game in which you can do that. While it may be confusing and VERY frustrating at first, you soon get used to it.
You can then save your designs, put them on disk, and give them to your friends! Other than that, a little like Theme Park, but hey, Theme Park was a great game too.

Challenge: 7/10
Not much to say here, the first few scenarios are easy as hell, but the later ones are as hard as hell.

Detail: 10/10
You can click on a single guest at your park, and it will bring up a menu which will tell you what (s)he's thinking, doing and even CARRYING! The rides will animate, )like I mentioned in the graphics section) and pretty damn well too.
You can buy surrounding land (as long as it's for sale), to make your park bigger, or just buy construction right to it, for a fraction of the price. You can play around with the budget, marketing campaigns and even the paint colors on your rides (as well as the uniform color and badges on your staff)!!!

Playability: 11/10
The playability is BRILLIANT
Once you pop the CD into your CD-drive, it won't come out until it is well and truly beaten, and then some.

Annoying little quirks
The merry-go-round music and the children's screams for one thing. The annoying track construction system is another(sometimes). The major one is that you can't just build a park from scratch for fun, without any objectives until you unlock a secret level late in the game (I won't put any spoilers into this review by telling you how).

Should I buy it?

YES!!!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!! DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO FINISH READING THIS REVIEW, GO AND BUY IT NOW!!!!!
THE GAME IS A COUPLE OF YEARS OLD NOW, SO YOU WILL GET IT CHEAP!


So, after reading this review, you should go out now and buy this game, you will have a great time ahead of you.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 04/07/01, Updated 04/07/01


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